Facts and Figures

2016 Highlights

Year to Date
All Locations
Circulation 8,635,354
Computer Sessions 1,962,985
Holds Filled 1,928,610
Holds Placed 1,483,876
Visitors* 7,840,730
WiFi Sessions 3,265,672

* Count does not reflect the total visitor count due to location of traffic counter at 34 locations. Community room and program traffic are not included in totals for these locations.


As of May 6th, 2016:

Full-time employees 725
Part-time employees 263

Additional Statistics

Check the City of Chicago Data Portal for monthly statistics for each CPL location:

  • Circulation
  • Computer Sessions
  • Holds Filled
  • Holds Placed
  • Visitors
  • WiFi Sessions